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Beethoven Piano Concertos on 78rpm and LP

Beethoven Piano Concertos on 78rpm and LP
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Beethoven - Piano Concertos on 78rpm and LP

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KEY: (E) - Electrical (A) - Acoustic (78) - 78rpm (LP) - Long Play (EP) - 45rpm (7,10,12in) - Size

All recordings MONO unless otherwise stated

  Performer Orchestra Conductor Label Rec. Nos Set Format Notes
    No.1 in C Major          
1 Walter Gieseking Berlin State Opera Orch Hans Rosbaud Columbia LFX 494/7 M308 E, 78, 12  
2 '' '' '' '' LWX 229/32   E, 78, 12  
3 '' '' '' '' GQX 10879/82   E, 78, 12  
4 Walter Gieseking Berlin State Opera Orch Hans Rosbaud Columbia LX 631/4   E, 78, 12 Matrix CRX62-69
5 '' '' '' Col. M.W. 69049/52D M308 E, 78, 12  
6 '' '' ''   264926/9     Argentine Release
7 Walter Gieseking Philharmonia Orch ? Columbia LX 1312/5   E, 78, 12 Autos: LX 8732/5
8 Artur Schnabel Lon. Sym Orch Malcolm Sargent H.M.V. DB 1690/4 M156 E, 78, 12  
9 '' '' '' Victor 7669/73 M158 E, 78, 12  
10 Ania Dorfmann NBC Sym Orch Arturo Toscanini Victor 11-9055/8 M1036 E, 78, 12  
11 '' '' '' H.M.V. DB 6460/3   E, 78, 12  
12 '' '' '' Victor LM 1039   E, LP, 12 L. Play
13 Daniel Barenboim London New Philharmonic Orch Otto Klemperer EMI C 063-01 978   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
14 James Johnson Royal Philharmonic Paul Freeman Musical Heritage Society MHS 4693   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
15 Leon Fleisher Cleveland Orch George Szell Epic LC 3788 LP   E, LP, 12 L. Play
16 Julius Katchen Lon Sym Orch Pierino Gamba London STS 15211 See No.22 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
17 Glenn Gould Columbia Sym Orch Wladimir Golschmann Philips 835 511   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
18 Sviatoslav Richter Boston Sym Orch Charles Munch RCA Victor LSC-2544   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
19 Robert Casadesus Concertgebouw Orch Eduard Van Beinum Col. M.W. MS 6111 See Con.4 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
20 Vladimir Ashkenazy Chicago Sym Orch Georg Solti London CS6853   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
21 Solomon Philharmonia Orch Herbert Menges Seraphim 60016   E, LP, 12

L. Play (Stereo)

22 Julius Katchen Lon Sym Orch Pierino Gamba Recut Records REC 6001   E, LP, 12 L. Play
23 Claudio Arrau Staatskapelle Dresen Colin Davis Eterna 7 29 212   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo/ Digital)
24 Alfred Brendel Strutgart Philharmonic Orch Boettcher Turnabout Records TV 34205S   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
25 Radu Lupu Israel Philharmonic Orch Zubin Mehta Decca SXDL 7502 See Con.2 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo/ Digital)
26 Jan Panenka Prague Sym Orch Vaclav Smetacek Supraphon SUA 10673   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
27 Christoph Eschenbach Berlin Philharmonic Orch Herbert von Karajan

Deutsche Grammo'

PRIVILEGE

2535 273   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
    No.2 in B Flat Major          
1 Artur Schnabel Philharmonia Orch Dobrowen H.M.V. DB 6323/6   E, 78, 12 Auto: DB 9099/102
2 Artur Schnabel Lon. Philharmonic Orch Malcolm Sargent H.M.V. DB 2573/6 M238 E, 78, 12  
3 '' '' '' Victor 8897/900 M295 E, 78, 12  
4 Elly Ney Landesorchester Fritz Zaun H.M.V. DB 4503/6   E, 78, 12  
5 William Kapell NBC Sym Orch Golschman Victor 11-9618/21 M1132 E, 78, 12 7 Sides
6 '' '' '' '' LM 12   E, LP, 10 L. Play
7 '' '' '' '' WDM-1132   E, EP, 7 L. Play
8 Heinz Schroter Bavarian Radio Orch Hans Altmann Mercury MG 15013   E, LP, 10 L. Play
9 Wilhelm Kempff Berlin Philharmonic Orch Ferdinand Leitner Deutsche Grammo'

138 775 SLPM &

LPM 18755

See Con.4 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
10 Leon Fleisher Cleveland Orch George Szell Epic (Japan) CSS-5 See Con.4 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
11 Artur Rubinstein Sym of the Air Josef Krips RCA Victor LSC-2121   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
12 Claudio Arrau Staatskapelle Dresden Colin Davis Eterna 7 29 214 See Con.4 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo/ Digital)
13 Solomon Philharmonia Orchestra Andre Cluytens Seraphim 60308   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
14 Radu Lupa Israel Philharmonic Orch Zubin Mehta Decca SXDL 7502 See Con.1 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo/ Digital)
15 Rudolf Serkin Philadelphia Orch Eugene Ormandy CBS Records 72431   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
    No.3 in C Minor          
1 Jose Iturbi Rochester Philharmonic Orch Iturbi (?) Victor 18122/6 M801 E, 78, 12  
2 Lubia Kolessa Saxon State Orch Karl Bohm H.M.V. DB 5506/10   E, 78, 12 9 Sides
3 Artur Schnabel Lon. Philharmonic Orch Malcolm Sargent H.M.V. DB 1940/4 M179 E, 78, 12 9 Sides
4 '' '' '' Victor 7895/9 M194 E, 78, 12  
5 Eduard Erdmann Berlin Philharmonic Orch A. Rother Telefunken E 1889/92   E, 78, 12 8 Sides
6 '' '' '' Ultraphon 22546/9   E, 78, 12  
7 Mark Hambourg Sym Orch Malcolm Sargent H.M.V. C 1865/8 M109 E, 78, 12  
8 Solomon BBC Sym Orch Adrian Boult H.M.V. DB 6196/9   E, 78, 12 Autos: DB 8973/6
9 '' '' '' '' (Aust) ED 409/12   E, 78, 12  
10 Artur Rubinstein NBC Sym Orch Arturo Toscanini Victor 11-8887/90 M1016 E, 78, 12 8 Sides
11 '' '' '' H.M.V. DB 9483/6   E, 78, 12 ''
12 Wilhelm Kempff Dresden Philharmonic Orch Kempen Polydor 67946/50   E, 78, 12 10 Sides
13 Marguerite Long Paris Conservatory Orch Weingartner Columbia LFX 581/4   E, 78, 12  
14 Mark Hambourg Sym Orch Malcolm Sargent H.M.V. C 1865/8   E, 78, 12  
15 Murdoch Unnamed Sym. Orch Hamilton Harty Columbia L 1686/9   E, 78, 12 Matrix AX992-999
  *Jesus Maria Sanroma Sym Orch O''Connell Victor C 3300 M818 E, 78, 12 * 1st Mvmt
16 Wilhelm Backhaus Vienna Philharmonic Orch Karl Bohm Decca LXT 2553   E, LP, 12 L. Play
17 Gabriel Tacchino Orchestre Philharmonic de Berlin Andre Cluytens Music for Pleasure 2M 055 - 16.300   E, LP, 12 L. Play
18 Claudio Arrau Philadelphia Orch Eugene Ormandy Col. M.W. ML 4302   E, LP, 12 L. Play
19 Clara Haskil Orchestre des Concerts Luxoureux Igor Markevitch Epic BC 1097   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
20 '' '' '' Philips A 02043 L   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
21 Alfred Brendel Pro Musica Orch, Vienna Heinz Wallberg Vox STLP 511.370   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
22 Ventsislav Yankoff N.W.D.R. Sym Orch Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt Capitol P 18002   E, LP, 12 L. Play
23 Sviatoslav Richter Philharmonia Orch Riccardo Muti Angel S 37512   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
24 Rudolf Serkin Boston Sym Orch Seiji Ozawa Telarc DG 10063   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
25 Maurizo Pollini Vienna Philharmonic Orch Karl Bohm Deutsche Grammo'' SLPXL 31222   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
26 Conrad Hansen Bamberger Sym Orch István Kertész Opera 3269   E, LP, 12 L. Play
27 John Lill Scottish National Orch Alexander Gibson EMI F.C.128   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
    No.4 in G Major          
1 Walter Gieseking Saxon State Orch Karl Bohm Columbia LX 847/50   E, 78, 12  
2 '' '' '' Col. M.W. 70094/7D M411 E, 78, 12 Matrix CRX 95-102
Record   Recording Rec: Jan. 3, 1939, Dresden          
3 '' '' '' Columbia (Canada)   D49 E, 78, 12  
4 '' '' '' Columbia LWX 288/91   E, 78, 12  
5 '' '' '' '' LFX 709/12   E, 78, 12  
6 '' '' '' '' BQX 3000/3   E, 78, 12  
7 Artur Schnabel Lon. Philharmonic Orch Malcolm Sargent H.M.V. DB 1886/9 M181 E, 78, 12 8 Sides
8 '' '' '' Victor 7661/4 M156 E, 78, 12  
9 Wilhelm Bachaus Royal Albert Hall Orch Landon Ronald H.M.V. DB 1425/8 M105 E, 78, 12  
10 '' Lon. Sym Orch John Barbirolli H.M.V. DB 1425/8 M105 E, 78, 12 8 Sides
11 Artur Schnabel Philharmonia Orch Dobrowen H.M.V. DB 6303/6   E, 78, 12 Autos: DB 9032/5
12 Artur Schnabel Chicago Sym Orch Frederick Stock Victor 11-8416/9 M930 E, 78, 12  
13 Artur Rubinstein Royal Philharmonic Orch Thomas Beecham H.M.V. DB 6732/5   E, 78, 12  
14 '' '' '' Victor   M1345 E, 78, 12  
15 '' '' '' '' WDM-1345   E, EP, 7 L. Play
16 Robert Casadesus Philadelphia Orch Eugene Ormandy Col. M.W. 12806/9D M744 E, 78, 12  
17 '' '' '' '' ML 4074   E, LP, 12 L. Play
18 '' '' '' Columbia LX 1198/1201   E, 78, 12  
19 Clara Haskil Lon. Philharmonic Orch Zecchi Decca K 1944/7   E, 78, 12  
20 Moora Lympany National Sym Orch Malcolm Sargent Decca K 1467/70   E, 78, 12  
21 Wilhelm Kempff German Opera House Orch Kempen Polydor 67674/8   E, 78, 12  
22 K. Szreter Unnamed Orch Weissmann Parlophone E 10533/6   E, 78, 12  
23 '' '' '' Polydor (?) 9059/62   E, 78, 12  
24 Emil Gilels Cleveland Orch George Szell World Rec. Club S/4904   E, LP, 12 L. Play
25 Badura-Skoda Orch of the Vienna State Opera Herman Scherchen Wt''minster WL 5143   E, LP, 12 L. Play
26 Claudio Arrau Concertgebouw Orch, Amster'' Bernard Haitink Philips 6580 060   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
27 Van Cliburn Chicago Sym Orch Fritz Reiner RCA Victor LSC 2680   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
28 Alfred Brendel Pro Musica Orch, Vienna Heinz Wallberg Vox PL 11 360   E, LP, 12 L. Play
29 Guiomar Novaes Pro Musica Sym, Vienna Hans Swarowsky Allegro AR 88050   E, LP, 12 L. Play
30 Solomon Philharmonia Orch Andre Cluytens Seraphim 1-60309   E, LP, 12 L. Play
31 Artur Rubinstein Boston Sym Orch Erich Leinsdorf RCA Victor LSC-2848   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
32 Wilhelm Kempff Berlin Philharmonic Orch Ferdinand Leitner Deutsche Grammo''

138 775 SLPM &

LPM 18755

See Con.2 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
33 Wilhelm Backhaus Vienna Philharmonic Orch Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt London CS.6054   E, LP, 12, ffss L. Play (Stereo)
  '' '' '' Decca SXL 2010   E, LP, 12 L. Play
35 Alfred Brendel Lon Philharmonic Orch Bernard Haitink Philips 9500 254   E, LP, 12 L. Play
36 Leon Fleisher Cleveland Orch George Szell Epic (Japan) CSS-5 See Con.2 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
37 Robert Casadesus Concertgebouw Orch Eduard Van Beinum Col. M.W. MS 6111 See Con.1 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
38 Claudio Arrau Staatskapelle Dresden Colin Davis Eterna 7 29 214 See Con.2 E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo/ Digital)
39 Jacob Gimpel Berlin Sym Orch Artur Rother World Record Club T 300   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
    No.5 in E Flat Major          
1 Clifford Curzon Lon. Philharmonic Orch George Szell Decca AX 282/6   E, 78, 12  
2 '' '' '' '' LXT 2506   E, LP, 12 L. Play
3 Artur Schnabel Philharmonia Orch Galliera H.M.V. DB 6692/6   E, 78, 12 Autos: DB 9326/30
4 Rudolf Serkin N.Y. Philharmonic Sym Orch Bruno Walter Col. M.W. 11718/22D M500 E, 78, 12  
5 '' '' '' '' ML 4004   E, LP, 12 L. Play
6 '' '' '' Columbia LZX 222/6   E, 78, 12  
7 Artur Schnabel Chicago Sym Orch Stock H.M.V. DB 6184/8   E, 78, 12 10 Sides
8 '' '' '' Victor 11-831/21 M939 E, 78, 12 ''
9 Edwin Fischer Saxon State Orch Karl Bohm H.M.V. DB 5511/5   E, 78, 12  
10 Conrad Hansen German Opera House Orch Jochum Telefunken SK 3203/7   E, 78, 12  
11 Edwin Fischer Saxon State Orch Karl Bohm H.M.V. DB 5511/5   E, 78, 12 10 Sides
12 Marguerite Long Paris Conservatory Orch Munch Columbia LXF 679/83   E, 78, 12  
13 Walter Gieseking Vienna Philharmonic Orch Bruno Walter Columbia LX 342/6   E, 78, 12 9 Sides Matrix CHAX47-56
14 '' '' '' Col. M.W. 68397/40D M243 E, 78, 12  
15 '' '' '' Columbia LXF 359/63   E, 78, 12  
16 '' '' '' '' GQX 10764/8   E, 78, 12  
17 '' '' '' '' LWX 83/7      
18 Benno Moiseiwitsch Lon. Philharmonic Orch George Szell H.M.V. C 3043/7 M321 E, 78, 12  
19 '' '' '' Victor 17873/7 M761 E, 78, 12 Matrix 058958 - 058967
  Recording Rec: Oct. 21, 1938          
20 Wilhelm Kempff Berlin Philharmonic Orch Raabe Polydor PD 516692/6   E, 78, 12 9 Sides Autos: PD 67062/6
21 '' '' '' Decca CA 8248/52   E, 78, 12 Pressing of above
22 Wilhelm Backhaus Royal Albert Hall Orch Landon Ronald H.M.V. D 1198/1201 M34 E, 78, 12  
23 '' '' '' Victor 6719/23 M21 E, 78, 12  
24 Victor Schioler Danish State Radio Sym Orch Garaguly Tono X 25098/102   E, 78, 12  
25 Artur Schnabel Lon. Sym Orch Malcolm Sargent H.M.V. DB 1685/9 M146 E, 78, 12  
26 '' '' '' Victor 7639/43 M155 E, 78, 12  
27 Victor Schioler Danish Radio Orch Garaguly Tono X 25098/102   E, 78, 12 10 Sides
28 '' '' '' Sonora (Sweden) K 9534/8   E, 78, 12 ''
29 Dennis Matthews Philharmonia Orch Walter Susskind Columbia DX 1462/6   E, 78, 12 ''
30 Clifford Curzon Lon. Philharmonic Orch George Szell Decca AX 282/6   E, 78, 12, ffrr  
31 '' '' '' Decca (Sweden) K 2281/5   E, 78, 12, ffrr  
32 '' '' '' London Telefunken 5250/4 LA123 E, 78, 12, ffrr  
33 '' '' '' London LP 114   E, LP, 12, ffrr L. Play
34 '' '' '' Decca LXT 2506   E, LP, 12, ffrr L. Play
35 Daniel Barenboim New Philharmonia Orch Otto Klemperer EMI (Aust) OASD 2500   E, LP, 12, L. Play (Stereo)
36 Eric Silver Berlin Sym Orch (?) Allegro (Pickwick) ALL 711   E, LP, 12 L. Play
37 Artur Rubinstein Symphony of the Air Josef Krips RCA L 16109   E, LP, 12 L. Play
38 Wilhelm Kempff Berlin Philharmonic Orch Paul van Kempen Deutsche Grammo' 18131 LPM   E, LP, 12 L. Play
39 Wilhelm Backhaus Vienna Philharmonic Orch Clemens Krauss Decca LXT 2839   E, LP, 12, ffrr L. Play
40 Rudolf Firkusny New Philharmonia Orch Uri Segal Decca/ London (?)   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
41 Clifford Curzon Vienna Philharmonic Orch Hans Knappertsbusch London CS 6019   E, LP, 12, ffss L. Play (Stereo)
42 Leon Fleisher Cleveland Orch George Szell Epic LC 3791   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
43 Edwin Fischer Philharmonia Orch Wilhelm Furtwangler Dacapo 1C 047 00803   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
44 Friedrich Wuhrer Pro Musica Orch, Vienna Heinrich Hollreiser Vox PL 11.740   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo) \r\n
45 Vladimir Ashkenazy Chicago Sym Orch George Solti Decca SXL 6655   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
46 Rudolf Serkin Philadelphia Orch Eugene Ormandy Col. M.W. ML 4373   E, LP, 12 L. Play
47 Gina Bachauer Lon Sym Orch Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Philips 838 500   E, LP, 12 L. Play (Stereo)
48 Claudio Arrau Philharmonia Orch Alceo Galliera Angel ANG. 35722   E, LP, 12 L. Play
49 Robert Casadesus Phil-Sym Orch of N.Y. Dimitri Mitropoulos Philips A 01215 L   E, LP, 12 L. Play
50 Edwin Fischer Philharmonia Orch Wilhelm Furtwangler H.M.V. ALP 1051   E, LP, 12 L. Play
51 Walter Gieseking Philharmonia Orch Herbert von Karajan Columbia C 90 295   E, LP, 12 L. Play
52 Hanae Nakajima Nuremberg Sym Orch Zsolt Deaky Funk & Wagnalls (RCA) (?)   E, LP, 12 L. Play
53 Andor Foldes Berlin Philharmonic Orch Ferdinand Leitner Heliodor 89 598   E, LP, 12 L. Play
54 Maurizio Pollini Vienna Philharmonic Orch Karl Bohm Deutsche Grammo' 2531 194   E, LP, 12  L. Play (Stereo)
55 Wilhelm Kempff Berlin Philharmonic Orch Ferdinand Leitner Deutsche Grammo' 138 777 SLPM   E, LP, 12  L. Play (Stereo)

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